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MICHAEL S.

MICHAEL S.

Joined on 06/21/04

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Most Favorable Review

Great Card, Great Price

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Other thoughts has the computer specs: Skyrim between 50 to 60 FPS(unmodded) on Ultra High. Deus Ex: Human Revolution at 60fps with vsync on. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm runs on Ultra during a 25-man raid between 40 to 50 FPS. Minecraft runs between 100 to 180 fps depending on how many creepers are on the screen. League of Legends does not drop below 80 fps during the messiest 5v5 fights in the jungle. Hopefully that gives everyone a field of reference.

Cons: I will update if there are any.

Overall Review: This GTX 560 TI is teamed up with an i5 2550k processor running at 3.4ghz, overclocked to 4.4ghz(44, 1.25v) and 8gb of Corsair Vengence 1600 DDR3 ram. The games listed are installed on a 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD.

Most Critical Review

Greeat Keyboard with a Fatal Flaw

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

Pros: The keyboard is full of nifty features(buttons) and feels great when typing. The rubberized wrist rest is very soft. There is one major flaw that I encountered...

Cons: The space bar. Something is awfully wrong with it or it could be just the one I have is defective but pressing in the far right doesn't work.

Overall Review: I discovered a guide online that remedies the con and makes the space bar reliable. You can pull the space bar off, get a post-it note and fold it to fit into the hollow post in the middle of the space bar. Next cut the post-it note down so about 1/8" of it sticks out. Put it back together and it should now catch when you press the space bar anywhere.

Solid Motherboard for the Price!

ASUS A7N8X-X 462(A) NVIDIA nForce2 400 ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS A7N8X-X 462(A) NVIDIA nForce2 400 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Supports Duron and Athlon XP CPUs for upgrading later. 8x AGP for my GeForce4 Ti4800!

Cons: None. It was perfect for the job.

Overall Review: Used this motherboard while I was in the military in a low cost build while I was low on funds to bridge between a 900mhz Duron to a new Athlon XP once I had the cash. This was perfect with for my upgrade from a Voodoo3 PCI to a GeForce4 Ti4800.

Amazing!

Rosewill RHMS-13003 - 2-Joint Spring Arm Desk Mount for 13” - 30” VESA LCD Monitors
Rosewill RHMS-13003 - 2-Joint Spring Arm Desk Mount for 13” - 30” VESA LCD Monitors

Pros: An awesome addition to my battle station. The arm allows me to place a 23.6" widescreen monitor well above my 27" monitor with about a 3" gap. So that gives you an idea of how high this single arm can reach. The second arm has a cable management system built into it which makes the entire system complete and clean.

Cons: No complaints at all.

Simple and Amazing for a while...

Rosewill RK-9000RE - Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Red Switches
Rosewill RK-9000RE - Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Red Switches

Pros: Super responsive, wholesome mechanical clicks, loved typing on this keyboard. Superb quality for the 3 months it was operational.

Cons: Very poor soldering job on the mini USB port. About 3 months into using it, it broke free and made the keyboard completely useless.

Overall Review: If you love this keyboard enough to attempt a soldering job and don't care to wait for a replacement that could also fail just as quickly, the keyboard isn't very hard to take apart. First, unscrew all visible screws and the one under the sticker in the middle and get a thin/flat prying mechanism(I used a knife) to slide the keyboard apart from its shell at the seam. The mini USB port has plenty of clearance to work around without having to dismantle it any further. After soldering the mini USB port back nice and solid, it has been operational since. (It has been over a year now.)

Probably the Best Gaming Mouse I've Owned

Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: Just having the ability to swap out the shell for a size that best suits your hand automatically makes this mouse an exceptional piece of hardware. The triggering of the mouse buttons 4 and 5(thumb buttons) are effortless and comfortable. The subtle clicks most of the buttons produce is minimal but satisfying. Setting the scrolling speed on the fly is equally as easy. I've found myself more and more accustomed to swapping between scrolling speeds now in first person shooters or even using this feature to correct overly sensitive games.

Cons: On very rare occasions will I somehow accidentally trigger the mouse scroll speed buttons. The mouse wheel can be difficult to press without moving the mouse wheel. If your game requires a middle mouse button to be pressed (Path of Exile) by default, I would suggest a different mouse to use(Razer Naga has a really easy to click middle mouse button).

Overall Review: I also own, most of the Razer mice except the Hex. Every aspiring or current gaming peripheral designer should strive to design products that have some sort of adjustment so when a larger-handed(as opposed to smaller-handed) human can comfortably use a mouse of their choosing(usually based off of packaging design and reviews).